Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center
VIDEO: Official Groundbreaking Ceremony
VIDEO: Take a virtual tour of the recreation center
Allen residents prioritized key features of the recreation center through public meetings, workshops and online surveys. Current facility plans include:
- Two gymnasiums featuring 3 courts for recreation and up to 8 courts for competitive play (multiple sports and activities)
- Indoor play spaces to engage younger users
- An indoor walk/jog track with both flat and inclined/stair options
- Group fitness areas for aerobics, dance and spin classes
- Weights and cardio areas for independent fitness
- Child watch area
- Catering kitchen
- Outdoor fitness deck
July 17, 2021 - Official groundbreaking ceremony for the Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center
June 8, 2021 - Council approves $40.4 million for recreation center construction
October 14, 2020 - Interior renderings revealed and pricing possibilities discussed at City Council workshop
August 2020 - Allen Sports Association enters into agreement to partner with with the City and to provide funding assistance for the field house portion of the project
December 10, 2019 - Facility officially named "Stephen G. Terrell Park and Recreation Center" after longtime Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell
November 12, 2019 - Allen City Council approves a 72-page feasibility study outlining conceptual designs, suggested amenities and estimated project cost
October 3, 2019 - Staff and architectural team provide updates to the facility’s proposed features and programming opportunities at a community update meeting. View the presentation.
May 13, 2019 - Second public input meeting solicits input from Allen residents. View the presentation.
April 4, 2019 - First public input meeting solicits input from Allen residents. View the presentation.
November 27, 2018 - Allen City Council approves the preparation of a 12-month feasibility study to provide architectural vision and market analysis
May 7, 2016 - Allen voters approve $27 million in bond funding for Parks and Recreation capital projects, including $16 million proposed for a future park and recreation center